WHAT IS STATIC ELECTRICITY AND WHY IS IT DANGEROUS?

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Static electricity is an accumulated charge caused by an imbalance of electrons and protons on things around us. Rubbing two materials together may slough off an atom or two as they touch. This creates an imbalance in one of the materials, which sits there waiting for an opportunity to balance itself when something with a… Read more

WHAT SHOULD I ASK MY NEW ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR?

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

There is a reason that certain tasks are considered skilled trades. When you hire someone to perform these jobs, there may be safety concerns, which, if not addressed with the proper training, may cause harm or death, either now or in the future. The risks just are not acceptable, so take the time to ask… Read more

Electrical Code Violations Common in Mobile, AL

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Electrical code violations can be very dangerous and in extreme situations, even deadly. Violations of this kind are often caused by things such as faulty DIY attempts, outdated systems, and inexperienced electricians. It is a good idea to have your home inspected by a reputed, professional electrician to ensure the safety of your home and… Read more

Get To Know the Owners of Professional Electric

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Professional Electric first opened for business in 1997. We’re honored to have grown into what we are today and to continue serving Mobile and Baldwin County with top-notch electrical workmanship. Our goal has always been to offer unmatched quality while giving you more bang for your buck. Today, we’ll get to know a little about… Read more

Common Mobile, AL Electrical Code Violations

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

While some violations require sums of money to update or repair, others are simple issues that can be corrected quickly and easily. Beginning with some of the simplest ones, here are a few things to watch for and correct as soon as possible. 1. MISSING ELECTRICAL BOX COVERS: This looks harmless enough, and more than… Read more

TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM POWER SURGE

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

WHAT IS A POWER SURGE? According to the NEMA Surge Protection Institute, it is possible to have a voltage surge, current surge, or a power surge. The most common is a voltage surge, where large voltages spike on the grid- such as increased usage of AC in the summer or large machinery cycling on and… Read more

ELECTRIC BLANKET DO’S AND DON’TS FOR SAFETY

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Nothing feels better on a chilly night than a warm electric blanket. Blankets and mattress pads can keep you warm. However, with the mattress pad, the heat comes from under you, so it feels warmer than a blanket. One will make a huge difference from the other, and both options have some safety concerns if… Read more

OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHT SAFETY

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

It is that time of year again, and people are scrambling to decorate their homes. Everybody loves driving around and looking at the beautiful displays, but they represent a LOT of hard work. If they aren’t done correctly, they can also represent a danger to the family in the home. With that said, remember these… Read more

DIY VERSUS HANDYMAN VERSUS LICENSED PROFESSIONAL

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

As a homeowner, you’ve probably encountered renovation projects. Whether they involve maintenance or new ideas that you want to incorporate for function or style, one of the first things you must decide is the level of skill involved. Then, you can determine whether you can tackle it yourself as a DIY project, bring in friends… Read more

OUTDOOR GENERATORS

February 6, 2018 Professional Electric Blog 0

Power is an absolute necessity when it comes to dwellings and buildings, but, what if you are working outside in the cold and need to heat up and stay grinding? Of course, you snag your outdoor generator from your garage and dust it off. There have been numerous accidents that have occurred because of generators… Read more